Vicar's Newsletter for Easter

Dear all,
This newsletter comes with my very best wishes and prayers for a grace filled Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Saviour.  Hunmanby has services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Four of the benefice churches have services on Easter Day. Details below. There are also short, especially pre-recorded services for Good Friday and then for Easter Day available on the Hunmanby website - link below.
Adherence to the strictly applied Covid-safe rules will be required by all who attend including wearing of mask*, gelling hands on entry and exit, staying 2m apart and not mingling inside church. Up to 6 people may now meet socially distanced outside.  (*unless medically exempt)
Please note that the online service this Sunday will be available in one file.
Please see new instructions below.  We now have an increased file capacity available, so we are hoping your listening experience will be improved this week. Thank you.
Please do get in touch with me if you have any questions or just to have a chat. 
Prerecorded Audio Services For Good Friday 2nd April & then Easter Day: You can find the service and songs with the sound file.
Good Friday and Easter Day AUDIO SERVICES -  You will find the services in separate files on the appropriate days.

Click on this link

Then the song words and order of service are available to be clicked with the sound file.

Previous weeks' services now remain available.

A reminder that names of those attending collective worship must be recorded and kept for 21 days for the Test and Trace system. Face coverings are now required by law to be worn in places of worship. Congregational singing is still not permitted.


God our loving Father, you have called your Church into being in your love and strengthened us for your service. Guide and inspire us as we seek to re-shape our approach to mission and ministry in our diocese; that we may be a joyful Church of missionary disciples, one in heart and mind; for the sake of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

MORNING PRAYER ONLINE 9.00AM - the service goes out live but a recording of it remains on the website
WEDNESDAYS ONLY at 9.00am. Here is the link:
SATURDAY 10th APRIL: Open Prayer Meeting for the Benefice on Zoom 9.30am - 10.00am
If you are a newcomer to this prayer time, please let me know by Thursday 8th April if you would like to join in on Saturday 10th.  
A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Provided by the Church of England. Tel.  0800 804 8044
My days off this week are Easter Monday (bank holiday) and Friday 9th April.  
Please note that Holy Communion will only be received by the congregation in one kind (bread/wafer only). You are asked to follow the direction of a churchwarden/sidesperson and when you receive please return to your seat before removing your face covering to consume. Communion will be administered whilst standing. Kneeling at the communion rail is suspended.
Services suspended until further notice - by agreement of the Vicar and PCC.
Next service - Sunday 11th April 9.30am Holy Communion
Sunday 25th April 9.30am Morning Prayer
Easter Day 4th April 10.00am BCP Holy Communion
Sunday 18th April 10.00am Mattins
Wednesday 21st April 6.30pm Compline
HUNMANBY NEWS - you are requested to bring a pen to write your name and contact no. on a slip provided for Test and Trace purposes. 
Maundy Thursday 7.00pm Holy Communion
Good Friday 2.00pm Last hour at the Cross
Easter Day 4th April   8.00am BCP Holy Communion
                                11.00am Easter Family Communion
Please note that the all-age service at 3pm has had to be cancelled.
Sunday 11th April 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 18th April 11.00am Morning Worship
Sunday 25th April 11.00am Morning Worship
Services suspended until further notice - by agreement of the Vicar and PCC.
Easter Day 4th April  9.30am Holy Communion 
Sunday 11th April 10.00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 18th April 10.00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 25th April 9.30am Morning Prayer
Easter Day 4th April 9.30am Holy Communion
Sunday 11th April 11.00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 18th April 9.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 25th April 11.00am Morning Prayer
During this latest lockdown churchwarden Venetia Wrigley has kindly offered to open up St. Nicholas Church for private prayer by appointment at a time convenient to both parties. Venetia explains: "I will open the church 10 minutes before the appointed time, wipe down the door handle, ensure that a pew is wiped ready, leave the church, wait in my car until the prayer session is over and then return to church and wipe everything down again including the door handle and relock the building."
If you would like to avail yourself of this offer, please call Venetia on her mobile no.  07773 217372 
Thank you to the cleaning team for all their efforts between services this week.
Thank you to the clock-winding team of Steve, David and Maurice for putting the clock forward last weekend.
Thank you to Jane Crawford for creating the Easter garden - and to those who are supplying painted stones.
Thank you to Jenny Walker for cleaning the brasses for Easter.
Thank you to John Ellerington for painting the porch gates.
A message from Liz Calver at Cross Hill Methodist Church.
'Some of you will remember Rev Brice Herbert, Methodist minister, who came to Hunmanby from New Zealand.  He arrived in 2007 for one year....and stayed for four! Brice died peacefully on Wed 24th March with his wife Judith and family at his side.  We remember Brice  in so many ways....his beautiful floral arrangements may come to many minds.....but those of us at Hunmanby will remember a caring, inspirational Minister who exemplified the love and grace of God in all he did.’
If you plan to make a donation can you please kindly return your envelope to church swiftly and by the start of April at the lastest so that monies can be sent off in good time. Many thanks.
Foil-lined crisp packet collections continue. The bin is on the Stonegate side of the Spring Cafe.
If for any reason you prefer not to be included in this mailing please just send me an email and I will remove yours from the list. Many thanks. 
Every blessing,
Revd Tim Parker
Vicar of Hertford Benefice:
St John the Evangelist Folkton, St. Nicholas Ganton, All Saints Hunmanby, All Saints Muston and St. Peter Willerby

The Vicarage
6 Northgate
North Yorkshire
YO14 0NT
Tel. 01723 448351

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